The Kind of Call That Defies Reality
The movie takes us through the life of Sade, the rich daughter of a former military man. She is a stay at home mom with a precious daughter and a loving husband. She has a great social life and she looks like has everything she needs. However, she is a drug user and even though she has had the previous encounter with the substance, this use goes unnoticed until she experiences a heart-numbing tragedy and the weird things start happening.
Directed by BB Sasore, starringZainab Balogun, KaribiFubara, EkuEdewor, NkemOwoh, OnyekaOnwenu, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Tina Mba, Patrick Diabuah, Abiola Segun-Williams.
This is one of the few faith-based movies we have seen in the cinema’s and I must say, it was definitely different. Would you pick up a call from God? That idea in itself, sets the movie apart and makes one wonder and imagine the possibilities of that happening. The movie is beautifully expressed and goes on to teach a lot of lessons.
Apart from the religious angle, the movie also touches a lot of important issues like loss, suicide, depression, drug abuse amongst others. These themes were beautifully portrayed and played out as we see our protagonist go through different phases.
The picture quality of this movie was so beautiful and clean, you could feel the life of the characters from a distance. Every scene was clean and beautifully shown, I have to commend them for that. Sound, however, was not on the same level with the picture quality and we noticed several issues through the course of the movie.
The special effects in this movie, deserved a standing ovation, and I heard people shouting and asking how they achieved it and when they showed us the third mainland bridge making at the end of the movie, some people clapped, because it did look so real. The gas explosion as well was so on point, it was almost as though you could feel it through the screens.
The acting in this movie was great, Zainab Balogun played her role as Sade really well, she really took us on a journey through her experience. The child actor that played her daughter Lola was remarkable, apart from the fact they looked like a real mother and daughter, he acting was really fluid and it flowed well.
I also like NkemOwoh and OnyekaOnwenu’s acting, it like we are facing a wave of old Nollywood actor’s comeback and we are loving it. RMD’s prosthetic leg, however, even though beautifully shown in the first scene, we couldn’t really feel it in subsequent scenes, his walk didn’t show us that he had a prosthetic and we could tell he was walking normally.
Everything put together, this movie is one of the best movies of 2018, it was indeed different and interesting in so many ways. On a side note, I was crushing on Jesus throughout the movie, by the way, if you’ve seen the movie, you will definitely understand. Lol.
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